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SecuraBit Episode 125: Mardi Gras Delight!

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  • NolaCon

    • June 19-22, 2014 in New Orleans, LA

  • RVAsec CTF

  • Banter

Upcoming events

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BsidesROC(ked)!

I had the pleasure of attending BsidesROC this past Saturday in Rochester, NY while visiting family.  The only previous experience I’d had with Bsides was in Las Vegas last summer, and I must say out of the many small conferences I have been to over the last couple of years, these guys did a very impressive job!  The conference consisted of two tracks with a total of 15 talks.

Here’s a rundown of the events:

  • The Rochester chapter of TOOOL was kept very busy with a constant flow of lock pickers, both new and veteran, and managed to sell out of the kits they had available.
  • Interlock, the local hackerspace was also there and had a number of great projects to show off.  I always love seeing hackerspaces at conferences!
  • Hacker Battleship, a unique play on the CTF which was really fun for the 24 who participated.  Someone SQL injected the scoreboard too 😉

There were just over 200 attendees and everything flowed very smoothly.  The event had the feeling of something that just happened there every weekend, and there were flying SHARKS! Albeit without laser beams for the safety of all present of course. 😉

Some other misc stats:

  • The 3D badges took approximately 50 hours to print and were awesome!
  • 3129 DHCP leases were handed out throughout the day.
  • 6 flying sharks and fish, including one flying red angry bird.

Looking forward to next year!

SecuraByte Episode 07: RVASec CFP and CTF!

After nearly 4 years dormant, we’re bringing back the SecuraByte!  These are designed to cover things that can’t wait for our normal podcast cycle.  In our 7th iteration, we interview Jake Kouns regarding the RVAsec security conference he is organizing in Richmond, VA which will be hosted again at VCU!

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What you need to know:

  • RVASec Call for Papers ends February 4th @ 11:59PM.  Get your submissions in now!
  • We expand on some more details regarding the Capture the Flag event that will be at the conference.
  • Forensics training announced today!  Only 12 seats so register now!
  • 2 day conference this year.  Parking and nourishment are included.

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Press Release: The BSides Las Vegas Innovation Challenge

Aka “The Science Fair”

Produced by: A.P. Delchi

OVERVIEW: 

Remember the heady days of the science fair? Demo parties? People coming together to show off the amazing bits of awesome that they had made in their basement? It’s time to revive this tradition and bring it to the modern day security conference. From an open call to the world, twelve teams representing hackerspaces and maker groups will be selected to come to Las Vegas to compete in four categories in front of a panel of  judges to demonstrate what they have accomplished. Awards will be based on cash and hardware provided by sponsors and donations from across the industry. 

THE CHALLENGE: 

Get your hackerspace, maker group, or team of friends who tinker in your basement and prepare your best projects and innovations to be presented to the BSides Las Vegas conference. This is an open call to groups that have established themselves, or are up and coming and ready to amaze the world. Submission methods are up to the group, but videos, pictures and live demonstrations are suggested. The call for submissions will be seeking entries for the following categories: 

Category One: Things that make things.

Did your group build a 3D printer, laser cutter, CNC device or some other piece of awesome that helps you make other things? What did you do with it after you built it? For example some folks have built 3D printers and used them to fabricate parts from skateboard wheels to carrying cases. Show us what you built, and what you built with it!

Category Two: Biohacking

Has your group experimented in gene splicing, implants, aeroponics, automated hydroponics, biofuels or other such biologically inspired projects? Bring your beakers and your Jacobs ladders to the people who rarely hear about such things. Innovations such as a kit to test food to see if it contains GMOs, Innovative home farming methods using automation and chemistry are what we are after.

Category Three: Vehicles

Get out of the garage and in front of the people! Have you turned your ordinary car into a hackmobile? Converted an old school bus into a rolling data center? Does your car have more storage space than your home computer? We are talking more than just thumpy bumpy sound systems – we want to see your home made Batmobile. Atomic engines to power! Nessus scanners active, rolling Wi-Fi hotspots activated! Make it so!

Category Four: Demos

From the good ‘ol days of demo parties, show us what you’ve got! You will have your moment on stage to display your awesome. Remember the talent show scene from Revenge of the Nerds? We now have EL wire and wearable MIDI. Take us on a magic carpet ride of awesome that shows what your team can do. Unlike the other categories, you will perform at the awards party and no one will know until it’s over who will win this category. Clap your hands everybody, and everybody clap your hands!
 
Open submissions start NOW. Submissions can be anything from photographs, videos, live streaming or wherever your imagination takes you. send your YouTube links or other submissions to: [email protected]
 
Six months out from the event a panel of judges will select three submissions from each category for a total of twelve groups who will be invited to come to BSides Las Vegas and make their presentations. From there a second panel of judges hand-picked from the old , new, and weird school will judge the submissions with the winners being announced at an open party during the conference. 

THE PRIZES: 

Prize packages will be determined based on sponsor and donor contributions. At this time hundreds of trained squirrels are working to contact potential sponsors and contributors to make the rewards the best we can muster. As this develops we will keep you updated. 
 
In each of the four categories, the prizes will be : 
  • 1st place : Amazing package of stuff and things, to further your awesome and make your innovations come true. 
  • 2nd place : A not as amazing as first place but still enough to give you toys to take back and build, innovate and make things happen.
  • 3rd place: Guaranteed entry into the competition next year without having to go through preliminary judging. 
Prizes for the first three categories will be awarded at an awards party to be held after judging. The demo competition and awards will happen as part of that party. Plans for live bands, DJ’s and sponsor demonstrations are in the works!

SPONSORS & DONORS: 

Does the idea of a show of awesome and supporting hackerspaces & maker group innovation make you feel warm and fuzzy inside? Do you want to donate hardware from your company, or sponsor the event in other ways?  Let us know! We will be reaching out in every way we can to ensure that the sponsors and donors as well as the participants are recognized in the forward march of human driven innovation. Security BSides Las Vegas, Inc. is a registered Nevada non-profit educational and charitable organization and the contest organizers are ready to work with you to help make this an amazing competition. 

NOW GET OUT THERE AND START BUILDING!

SecuraBit Episode 107: Summer Con Preview

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Chat with us on IRC at irc.freenode.net #securabit
iTunes Podcast – http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/securabit/id280048405
iPhone App Now Available – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/securabit-mobile/id382484512?mt=8

Black Hat USA 2012 Google Calendar

You asked, and we delivered. We’ve created a Google Calendar for the events at Black Hat USA 2012 – The Briefings, Arsenal, and Executive Briefings.

Each calendar entry contains the full talk description if available.

Here are the links:

HTML Calendar (Opens in Browser)

iCal Version (For importing to devices/iCal/GCal)

XML Version (If That’s Your Thing)

Source document:

Black Hat USA 2012 Schedules

And don’t forget to check out the BSidesLV and DEFCON calendar.

-ChrisAM / @TheChrisAM

DEFCON 20 and BSidesLV Google Calendar

I made a Google Calendar with the DEFCON Talks, BSides Talks, as well as the entertainment lineup for DEFCON. I hope you find it useful. I wanted to get the calendar easily on my phone and set reminders for talks I want to see. Please let me know of any corrections that are needed.

Each calendar entry includes the full talk description if available.

Here are the links:

HTML Calendar (Opens in browser)

iCal Version (For importing to devices/iCal/GCal)

XML Version (If that’s your thing)

And the source documents:

DEFCON Schedule

DEFCON Speakers

BSidesLV Schedule

UPDATE (7/19): We’ve created a Google Calendar for the Black Hat USA 2012 schedule.

-ChrisAM / @TheChrisAM

SecuraBit Episode 104: Cackalacky Goodness!

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  • Dr. Tran
  • Emwave
  • Professor Farnsworth


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Chat with us on IRC at irc.freenode.net #securabit
iTunes Podcast – http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/securabit/id280048405
iPhone App Now Available – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/securabit-mobile/id382484512?mt=8

RVASec: Richmond VA’s first Security Conference!

Mark it on your calendar folks!  Register here:  http://rvasec.eventbrite.com/

RVASec is a conference being put on by the local group RichSec and  will feature speakers on Saturday, June 16th as well as paid training to be held the day before, Friday June 15th.

Speakers include:

Training includes:

Register by 4/20 and save $25 by using code “richSEC25″  (Training, not the conference day)

 

SecuraBit will be doing a live podcast from RVASec, and will additionally have some terminals available to access the SecuraBit Gh0st Lab!  Stop by and say hello!